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Grateful Dead Live at Melkweg on 1981-10-16

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Grateful Dead Live at Melkweg on 1981-10-16

Set 1

Happy Birthday, Bob
On The Road Again
Dire Wolf
Monkey And The Engineer
Bird Song
Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
The Race Is On

Set 2

Playing In The Band ->
Hully Gully ->
The Wheel ->
Samson And Delilah
Gloria ->
Turn On Your Lovelight ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Playing In The Band ->
Black Peter ->
Sugar Magnolia

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Melkweg
Location Amsterdam, Netherlands

Source Matrix mix (SBD/AUD)
Transferred by Chris Chappell


Source: Matrix (SBD/AUD mix)
ratio ~ Phi (the Golden Ratio) - 1.618/1 or 62%/38%

SBD: (shnid=1217) via Dan Vinson

AUD: (shnid=80060) via Michel The belgian Deadhead
Source:Senheiser-pro-direction.>New Marantz cass.rec.(looking like

SonyTC-D5>TDK-SA-C90(master tape)

Master cass.>SonyTC-D5M>CDwave>Flac16

Matrixed by Chris Chappell
(SHN/Flac > Vegas 5 > Flac16)
November 11, 2006

OOPS Concert, Bob's 34th b-day

last Ain't No Lie 12-6-80 [74]
last Ripple 12-31-80 [66]

final acoustic Ripple - final electric 9-3-88 [459]

only Hully Gully

last Gloria 1-30-68 [1090]

last Lovelight 5-24-72 [581]

I've had this matrix in the can for almost two years, and I was waiting
to synch it to the video before releasing it. There seemed to be some
desire to have just the matrix for now, so here it is. Maybe the video
will surface one day with a matrix or 5.1 as its audio tracks. The sources
work well together, given the size of the venue, and the fact that the boyz
were playing borrowed instruments. A birthday party in the Milky Way...

Waves L2 was used for minor limiting (-0.7 threshold), and no EQ or other
dynamic processing was employed.

Set 1 - the SBD is pitched up around 30 cents. The AUD is pitched up
on average about 15 cents.
Set 2 - the SBD is pitched up around 6 cents until Gloria where it is
pitched up 34 cents for the rest of the source. The AUD is pitched up
on average about 25 cents. The SBD patch AUD was pitched up 3 cents.

AUD synched to the SBD.
For the AUD patches in the SBD source (first 2:25 of Playin' and 4:53 until
the end of Sugar Mags) I synched the two AUDs for the hell of it, the
sources being different and somewhat complimentary. Tape flip in the AUD
during GDTRFB (4:42 - 5:06) thus SBD only, as well as tunings during the
first set (AUD pauses).

Thanks to Dan Vinson for the SBD, to Michel The belgian Deadhead
for the AUD; and to all others involved in the creation of these 2 sources.

Let it shine!


Reviewer: itreallytiedtheroomtogether - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2012
Subject: Wow...
I remember hearing poor quality tapes of this back in the day, and not even bothering to make a copy for myself--it just seemed like a novelty: the Dead playing in a hash bar! (And, yeah, they played lovelight, but I never got too excited about Bob's renditions of Pigpen tunes...or Bob's renditions of blues, R&B, or early rock n' roll songs). But, listening to it now, I realize that not only are the bust-outs in the electric set lots of fun, but the acoustic set is absolutely lovely, with an awesome Bird Song, the Wheel smokes, and this is just a really great show (with or without the space cakes.
Reviewer: Bob Minkin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 15, 2010
Subject: Nice!
I was at this show and the night before. Thanks for the nice sounding audio.
Reviewer: Stargazin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 26, 2010
Subject: great show, great sound
After listening my old soundboard cassette to death, I was pleased to hear the audience recording of this show by Michel the Belgian Deadhead. I highly recommend downloading that recording if you want to burn this show onto CD... I for one prefer its fullness to the dryness of the SBD.
But do yourself a favor and stream this SBD-AUD matrix... Chris Chappell did a good job of mixing the soundboard source to fill in the sonic gaps from the AUD. The end result is a really nice sounding matrix version of this classic show.
Reviewer: Wally Gator - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2010
Subject: I'm afriad to admit
I've loved this show for a long time now. But, I'm afraid I have to admit that I like my old cassette tape version better than this matrix. I'll try to figure out which version that is on the archives an get back to ya.
Reviewer: LevitatingYogi - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2008
Subject: spunky show
Heard most of it and like it.

I'm guessing Jerry had a cold or throat problems as you can see he doesn't sing a whole lot in the second set.

oh wait it minute, I get it, it was Bobby's Birthday!! let him have the limelight...nice one fellas.

worth a listen.
Reviewer: NRPS - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 27, 2008
Subject: Heads help me!
This is a GREAT show from Amsterdam! I have Vista and cannot seem to figure out how to download these shows. Whith XP it was no problem but now...
Thanks to all!
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